Mixed Martial Arts has exploded onto the scene as one of the most exciting and fastest growing sports out there. For fighters, fans, and industry folk there’s FightJungle, a social hub all about MMA. With the Tab Manager, FightJungle has renamed its Members tab to “Monkeys” and its Discussion forum to the “Jungle”. In the Jungle, Monkeys talk about everything from great MMA literature to the manliest cities.
Paperee.com is a social network for papercrafters – scrapbookers, cardmakers, rubberstampers, and altered media artists. The simple, elegant design of Paperee.com instantly makes craftsy members feel at home. Paperee.com is based off of the “Fresh” theme, with an important addition: a beautiful header designed specifically for the social network. It’s a great example of customizing a built-in theme to make your social network yours, and of the difference a custom header makes.
Every social network on Ning comes with an iPhone interface, which is great when you want to keep up with your social network when not at your computer. Using this interface, members with iPhones can access a simplified version of your social network that looks great, matches your social network’s colors and loads quickly, even on a 2G iPhone.
To access the iPhone interface, you simply need to add /m to the URL of your social network. For example, to access Brooklyn Art Project on an iPhone, you would head to #m
For people who never seem to have time to cook dinner, No Time to Cook Dinner is the perfect spot to grab a recipe and start cooking. Creator Tony Pinto designed the social network to allow members to “learn how to cook fast & easy, healthy, kid-friendly meals at home. Share recipes, watch cooking videos, meet people, and have fun.” Tony has made great use his social network’s Language Editor to change “Blogs” to “Recipes.” This way, it’s perfectly clear that members should use this feature to share recipes.
Hyperlocavore is a new social network that aims to spread the word about the benefits of being a eating locally and yardsharing. In case you’re wondering, a hyperlocavore is someone who “tries to eat as much food as locally as possible,” and yardsharing is an arrangement in which a group of people share resources in order to grow their own food, much like a community garden.